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We are recognised as a provider of choice for building and construction apprentice, trainee and trade employment solutions. We are committed to supporting, promoting, and employing apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry and have been doing so for more than 45 years.

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    About Master Builders Apprenticeship Services (MBAS)

    Master Builders Apprenticeship Services are Apprentice and Trainee employment services offered by the Master Builders Association of New South Wales Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (Master Builders) Registered Group Training Organisation (GTO).

    Master Builders is the Apprenticeship and Traineeship arm of the Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906 (MBA).

    Master Builders Apprenticeship Services is located at the Master Builders Education Centre.
    Address 5 Burbank Place, Norwest NSW 2153

    About Master Builders Association of NSW (MBA)

    The Master Builders Association of New South Wales (MBA) is the leading building and construction industry association across the state. A not-for-profit organisation, it is chartered with representing and furthering the interests of the building and construction industry.

    The Master Builders Association of New South Wales provides representation and services to members and the industry in key areas such as industrial relations, occupational health and safety, contracts and legal advice, training, and government legislation. MBA also develops alliances with key organisations to provide our members with direct commercial benefits.

    The Master Builders Association of New South Wales was established in 1873, making it the oldest employer association Australia. With over eight thousand (8,000) members in NSW and eight (8) regional offices throughout the state, MBA are the only industry body that represents all sectors within the building and construction industry.

    Group Training Organisations

    About Group Training Organisations

    Group Training Organisations (GTOs) facilitate an employment and training arrangement whereby they employ apprentices and trainees under an Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and place them with Host Employers.

    The GTO undertakes the employer responsibilities for the quality and continuity of the apprentices’ and/or trainees’ employment and training. The GTO also provides care and support for the apprentice or trainee throughout their engagement with the GTO.

    About Registered Group Training Organisations

    Group Training organisations can be registered or un-registered, operate for profit or not-for-profit, and in some instances can also be labour hire companies.

    Registered Group Training Organisations have been independently audited by the State or Territory Training Authority (STA) in their jurisdiction against the National Standards for Group Training Organisations. Registered Group Training Organisations have been recognised for their quality and compliance with the National Standards for Group Training Organisations.

    GTO’s must follow the National Standards for Group Training Organisations to maintain their registration.
    Master Builders is registered in NSW as a Registered Group Training Organisation by the NSW STA, Training Services NSW (part of the NSW Department of Education).

    How Master Builders Apprenticeship Services (MBAS) works?

    Master Builders employs apprentices and trainees, and places them with tradespeople and builders known as Host Employers. The apprentice or trainee receive their on-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship with the Host Employer and attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for their off-the-job training.

    Master Builders is the legal employer of the apprentice or trainee. This means we are responsible for:

    At Master Builders safety is paramount to everything that we do. 

    All of our apprentices are provided with introductory Health and Safety training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before commencing on site.  To be an approved Master Builders Host Employer you will need to pass the Master Builders Minimum Safety Standard requirements.

    Each Master Builders apprentice is assigned a Field Officer who is there to support and mentor both the apprentice and the host employer and to ensure our apprentices are safe on site.

    How Master Builders Recruitment Services (MBRS) Works?

    Master Builders Recruitment Services are apprentice recruitment services provided by Master Builders that match potential apprentices directly with employers.

    Services provided under MBRS include:

    MBRS is a separate service offered by Master Builders outside of the Master Builders Apprenticeship Service Group Training Organisation Offer. The service is offered for clients wishing to employ an apprentice directly and require assistance with the recruitment process only.

    School Leaver Apprenticeship Program

    Thank you for your interest in our Master Builders Programs. By filling out this online form a Master Builders recruitment team member will respond within 48 hours.
    Name(Required)

    Register Your Interest to Offer Work Experience Opportunities

    Name
    Type of Work(Required)
    Size of Company
    Do you Currently Employ Apprentices(Required)
    Have you had Work experience students in the past?(Required)
    Reason for your interest in work experience placements?(Required)
    Preferred Time of Year(Required)
    Are You a Member of Master Builders Association?(Required)

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    We will get back to you within one business day

    Master Builders Programs

    Thank you for your interest in our Master Builders Programs. By filling out this online form a Master Builders recruitment team member will respond within 48 hours.

    Definitions

    This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (MBANSW) and you.

    MBANSW is the registered Group Training Organisation and Apprenticeship Services arm of Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906 (Master Builders)

    “You”, “your” and “Training Employer” refer to you, your company and business nominated in the table below.

    This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between MBANSW and you.

    Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

    • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited weekly for hosting a MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee.
    • The first debit to your account will occur within 7 working days of the MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee commencing their placement with your business.
    • If an invoice payment is due on a non-business day, it will be debited from your account on the following business day.
    • Training Employer account information held by MBANSW will be kept confidential. Please note that some information is provided to the MBANSW financial institution to initiate the debit to your nominated account.
    • MBANSW will give you a minimum of 14 days’ notice in writing of changes to these Terms and Conditions.
    • If you wish to make changes to this arrangement, please contact MBANSW on (02) 8586 3533.

    Your responsibility in this arrangement

    • Ensure that your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this).
    • Ensure there are sufficient cleared funds in the nominated account on the drawing date.
    • Advise MBANSW in writing if the nominated account is transferred or closed.


    Please note that if your payment is dishonoured by your financial institution, a re-draw will take place within 7 days.

    Any transaction fees payable by MBANSW in respect to a dishonoured payment will be added to your account.

    Enquiries

    Please direct all enquiries to MBAS (02) 8586 3533 or apprenticeship@mbansw.asn.au;

    Please include your phone and email address.

    I/We authorise MBANSW to arrange for funds to be debited from my/our nominated account at the financial institution identified below.

    This authority to direct debit will remain in place in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.